In-Person Workshops

 

We are excited to announce the return of our in-person workshops! All workshops listed here are in-person and will be taught in our studios on Rhode Island Street.

If you have workshop credit from a covid-cancelled workshop, please email us at workshops@sfcb.org so we can enroll you. 

 

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Workshops: In-Person
Type Title Instructor Summary Status
Printing
Sessions: 4
Start: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, July 30, 2021, 5:30 PM
Mary Laird

The four class Cylinder Core Certificate Program allows students to move quickly through the press basics while also addressing relief printing in general. After this class students are qualified to rent press time as well as move on to more advanced classes and techniques.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 6:00 PM
End: Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 9:00 PM
Meri Brin

Learn the ins-and-outs of the Risograph, a marriage of silkscreen meeting photocopier. In this class you’ll create and edition print a 2-4 color poster.

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Thursday, August 5, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Dig in to the tradition and history of letterpress printing and get your hands dirty. Learn about the process and practice of setting type, mixing inks and pulling impressions. In this class you will learn how to print your own cards!

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 6, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Build your letterpress skills: learn advanced justification, typesetting, and composition. Put it all together to print a broadside of your own design.

Open
Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Design and aesthetic. Increase your letterpress versatility: learn to set up the press, refine you registration skills, and run an edition. Learn more about packing, roller height, and make-ready. Come ready to run an edition of your own small poster!

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Printing Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 8, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 8, 2021, 5:30 PM
Alan Hillesheim

Bring digital back into analog in this final core course and learn to print from photopolymer plates. Apply your letterpress skills to artwork created digitally to make fantastic plates for printing. Walk away with a stack of stationery printed from polymer plates.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 9, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Monday, August 9, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we begin at the beginning. This, the first of our Core Bookbinding series, introduces students to the craft with the Coptic stitch, one of the earliest structures in binding.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In this second Core Bookbinding class, students will create what most of us refer to as a hardbound book. In bookbinding terms, it is known as a case binding; where a sewn textblock is glued into a separate structure known as a case.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 1
Start: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

In centuries past, books were sometimes sewn onto cords and then laced into soft covers before being bound for a specific collection or library. In this class students will bind a book using these bindings as a model but employing thick paper as the folded and laced wrapper.

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Binding Core Curriculum, Certificate Program
Sessions: 2
Start: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Friday, August 13, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

The final class in our Core Bookbinding series uses skills learned in each previous class to create a beautiful and classic rounded back cloth binding.

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Printing
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 14, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 5:30 PM
Mr. Rik Olson

Print illustrations like it's 1789! Learn to engrave a wood block in the classical style from the 1780’s.

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Printing
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 16, 2021, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 16, 2021, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

This class introduces the process, the materials, the machines, and the satisfaction of printing by hand on a Cylinder proof press.

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Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 5:30 PM
Ann Miller

Drawn to lettering and design? In this workshop you will pattern with punctuation, boil letters down to the bare essentials and get to know the full range of potential of dots and lines so that these marks contribute to your message and are never left to chance.

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Binding, Arts
Sessions: 1
Start: Sunday, August 22, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Sunday, August 22, 2021, 5:00 PM
Stephanie Jucker

Transform a board book into a handmade art book using collage, acrylic techniques, and stamping.

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Binding
Sessions: 2
Start: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:30 AM
End: Sunday, August 29, 2021, 5:30 PM
Juliayn Coleman

If you are interested in learning how and why to bind books with leather, this is the class for you.

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Binding
Sessions: 1
Start: Monday, August 30, 2021, 6:30 PM
End: Monday, August 30, 2021, 9:30 PM
Bettina Pauly

Learn basic bookbinding structures and stitches that every book artist should know in this IN PERSON three-hour workshop. If you’ve ever been curious about how to make a book, Introduction to Bookbinding is the place to start. One workshop, five booklets!

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